Microbes in the News

Early life forms could take the heat

Article synopsis:
Microbes which thrive in hot areas such as geysers and volcanic vents are now viewed as living relics of the earliest life. Scientist are eager to find more of these organisms to increase our understanding of the origin of life.

Article citation:
"Clues to Fiery Origin of Life Sought in Hothouse Microbes," The New York Times, May 9, 1995, p. B7.

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The topic of Earth and Sky's program for October 25, 1995 was the Fiery Origins of life on Earth. Read the transcript of this program or listen to the program if you have the RealAudio player.

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